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Reading my mind: Hot Chocolate

A week ago, I ran errands around town in 50° weather. It was warm enough that I didn't need a sweater. It was unbelievably warm for a December day. Then Monday arrived. If you had to go out, you know that it was freezing outside at 20. Of course, all of my winter coats were in the car. After walking quickly to the car, I turned it on and took off. Figuring after being outside, the inside of the car, out of the wind didn't feel too terrible.

Letter to the Editor: Abortion

Dear Editor, Life begins at the point of conception.  No one can deny that after a human being is conceived it will develop into the very same being as thosedebating this issue.  What astounds me is that those who favor abortion went through an identical development stage as the being they are condemning to death.  Would these very same people agree that a similar choice should have been made about their own existence?  How many human lives have been lost that could have added to our society in so many ways?Abortion today is used primarily as a birth control of convenience because people are too self-centered to take precautions.
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Letter to the Editor: Salute to a fellow Soldier

EditorRemembering the Past; lost in the Present, and hoping for a positive future.I lost a Marine this week.  I don’t remember how we became acquainted, likely it was at a watering hole like our tavern on K Street, Vinton.  He was a combat infantry soldier not exactly sure of his rank at least E-4  maybe E-5, but know he was a least a squad leader.

Reading my mind: Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year they say. Most of the time I agree. The other day as I drove around looking at the Christmas lights, I wished that the Christmas season lasted way beyond December. It's the one time of the year that we all agree that peace on earth is a good thing. It's when nostalgia kicks in reminding us of times around grandma's table or when the kids were small and the best thing under the tree to them, was the empty boxes and wrapping paper.

Letter to the Editor: Loyalty to the Oath of Office

Editor:Lt Col. USAF (Ret) Glen Shepard.Thank you for your input.  I do not know the author of this editorial published in the Air Force Association Magazine.  I can only assume he states his opinion as he sees it.  You assume, wrongly, that I am a supporter of the action on our Capital January 6.  I do not know how you can make that assumption.
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Letter to the Editor: Passing of Senator Dole reminds Veterans of his Efforts

Dear Editor,In Senator Bob Dole's passing it is important to recognize his efforts in establishing the WWII Memorial. He often greeted the Honor Flights when he was able. I was privileged to meet Mr. Dole on one of our trips. Senator Dole passed away December 5 at age 98."President Clinton signed Public Law 103-32 on May 25, 1993, authorizing the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to establish a World War II Memorial in Washington, D.

Letter to the Editor: SCOTUS

Editor: I served as a USAF Captain during the Vietnam era; we called it SEA (Southeast Asia Theater).  I did not serve permanent party my main duty was Nuclear Alert (SAC) Strategic Air Command; I was a Squadron Copilot on KC-135 Boeing Stratotanker aircraft I was only there Temporary duty a short time.  Those that served during that conflict were ground pounder (infantry), airmen or other personnel, were accused when they returned home successfully surviving their tour of duty as “baby killers” - hmmm.

Letter to the Editor: Pfizer's Vaccine Adverse Reactions report to FDA

Dear Editor: Below is the Vaccine Adverse Reactions according to Phizer, given to the FDA.If you haven't looked at the first 91 pages of the 300,000+ documents that Phizer has had to release because of a FOIA request, let's start here.Let me give you a preview on the figures in these documents, all which were known BEFORE February 28, 2021: 42,086 Adverse Reactions recorded25,379 medically confirmed, most by US/UK & some from 61 other countries 1,223 Fatal outcomes.
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Letter to the Editor: Where are we as a Superpower

Editor: I am paraphrasing the following editorial from The Air Force Association Magazine.  As many readers know I was a member of the Air Force and jet Pilot from November 1963 and released from active service December 1968. Editorial by Tobias Naegele “Trust is the foundation of all relationships ……. Once trust is broken confidence is lost.

Letter to the Editor: Why I will continue this conversation unapologetically

Dear Editor,The reason why I will not drop the conversation about the Covid "vaccines", is because the elites in this world and our federal government are trying to control the American people. Not just the American people, but people all around the world. I would like to make as many people aware of this that I possibly can in hopes that we will all come together and fight for our lives, our loved ones, our freedoms and the future of our community.
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